Phrasal Verbs with "Put"

Phrasal Verbs with "Put"
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Common Phrasal Verbs with "Put". Put across, put aside, put away, put back, put down, put forward, put in, put off, put on, put out.

Note: most Phrasal Verbs have more than one meaning. We have provided examples and covered the more common definitions in the list below.

  • Put across: To communicate a message clearly, often in a forceful manner.
    • Example: "The politician put her message across in a very persuasive way."
  • Put aside: To set something aside for a particular purpose.
    • Example: "She put aside some money for her vacation."
  • Put away: To put something into its proper storage place.
    • Example: "The children put away their toys after they were done playing."
  • Put back: To return something to its original place.
    • Example: "She put the books back on the shelf after she was done looking through them."
  • Put down: To criticize harshly; to write down; to put something to rest.
    • Example: "He put down her ideas in an attempt to make himself look better."
  • Put forward: To propose something; to suggest an idea.
    • Example: "She put forward a plan to increase efficiency in the office."
  • Put in: To invest effort into something; to install something.
    • Example: "She put in a lot of work to ensure the project was successful."
  • Put off: To delay something; to postpone.
    • Example: "He put off the meeting until next week."
  • Put on: To put clothing on; to perform a play or show.
    • Example: "She put on her coat before leaving the house."
  • Put out: To extinguish a fire; to publish something; to make an effort.
    • Example: "He put out the fire before it could spread."

Sample Questions using the above phrasal verbs with "put".

  1. How can we put across our message in a way that everyone understands?
  2. How can we put aside our differences to come to a consensus?
  3. What are some ways to put away our belongings in an organized way?
  4. How can we put back our resources after we use them?
  5. What are some strategies to put down our phones and be more productive?
  6. What ideas can we put forward to solve this problem?
  7. How much effort should we put in to complete this project?
  8. Is it ever okay to put off tasks that are important?
  9. What are some tips to put on a successful event?
  10. What can we do to put out a fire before it spreads?

Short answers to above questions

  1. Put across our message clearly and concisely.
  2. Put aside our differences and work together.
  3. Put away our belongings in designated areas.
  4. Put back our resources in their original location.
  5. Put down our phones and focus on the task at hand.
  6. Put forward creative solutions.
  7. Put in enough effort to ensure success.
  8. Put off tasks only as a last resort.
  9. Put on a successful event by planning ahead.
  10. Put out the fire as soon as possible.

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